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The Gallery

The McClure Gallery of the VAC is an exhibition venue for professional artists, community based artists, and young emerging artists.  The gallery serves a strong educational function in the community, encouraging public appreciation of contemporary art through seminars, lectures and tours.  Accompanying exhibition catalogues are published when funding is available.

While the gallery mostly serves the Montreal and Quebec visual arts community, it welcomes submissions from further afield. We also welcome proposals from guest curators, through our Curatorial Programme.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm
* Closed Sunday and Monday
* Closed in July and August

McClure Gallery Season 2023 – 2024 

Exhibitions & Public Programming Winter 2024

VAC’s student exhibition, 2023.

VAC’s Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition: April 19 to May 11, 2024
Vernissage: April 18 at 6 pm
Art Hive with Josepha Dumas: May 11, 10:30 am to 1 pm


A tradition for over 50 years, the VAC’s annual student exhibition celebrates the talents of students in our School of Art and the diversity of artistic production at the VAC. Over 100 artworks in a wide variety of mediums, including ceramics, jewellery, textiles, drawing, painting, collage, mixed media and more, will be presented in the VAC’s McClure Gallery, showcasing the work of students registered in VAC’s Winter 2024 session! Many of the artworks will be offered for sale, giving visitors a chance to acquire an original artwork at a reasonable price, and support an emerging Montreal artist!

Marie-France Brière, Fonte, 2020, photography, 58 x 47cm, AXENÉO7, Gatineau, Photo : Jean-Michel Seminaro

Marie-France Brière – Fonte Dislocations

Exhibition: May 24 to June 22, 2024
Vernissage and Artist-guided gallery tour: May 23 at 6 pm
Art Hive with Marie-France Brière: June 22 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Fonte presents large-scale marble and metal sculpture in which the disruptions of an ecological landscape are revealed as transformation processes, of digging and depositing, shaping and aggregating. Her work explores the uses and misuses of marble and its extraction, drawing a parallel between human and geological time. Starting with the material transformation of stone, the works give shape to forms that highlight their plasticity and the dislocation of their components.

Loriane Thibodeau, Wow, OMG! She looks sur mesure pour toi!, July 2023

Vitrine Exhibition
McClure Gallery • Summer 2024

Visual Arts Centre teachers from the 2023-24 season are invited to submit proposals for a solo exhibition to be presented in the McClure Gallery window from July 13 to August 11, 2024. Installation dates are July 8-12th.

April 8, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please email your submission to

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